A message from Diana Johnson MP
What an MP can and cannot do
The main role of a Member of Parliament is to represent local constituents at Parliament in Westminster. As your MP, it is my duty to represent all the people in Hull North, whatever their diverse views about many different issues and whether they voted for me or not.
My main job in the House of Commons is to make and scrutinise legislation, attend debates and committees, and generally protect, advocate and promote the interests of Hull North at a national level.
I also have a role working for you in Hull North, supporting local community groups and publicising local issues. As your local MP, I can help you on certain issues where you are having a problem, making representations on your behalf and ensuring that your case is clearly presented.
In general, I can help with issues over which Parliament, a central government department or agency is responsible. These include:
•Home Office, including Immigration and Nationality Directorate
•Defence and Foreign policy
•Department of Health (but not complaints about individual doctors)
•Department of Work and Pensions
•HM Revenue and Customs
Unfortunately, I am not able to solve every problem.
I cannot obtain preferential treatment for you or seek to get results outside of the relevant laws or rules.